This resort has been advertised as an ocean front beach resort. Not so!! there is no beach there at all! there is a channel with river water at the front where a lot of motor boats circling between the island and the city of Barra and the hotel had dig some kind of pod and let that water to run near and that is it! you can't swim in that water (some kind of gray foam all the time present near the shore) nor to sunbath ( when I've asked local employees about possibility to swim there they laugh at me!)! to get to a good beach you'll need to take a water taxi to Barra ( about $2.00 a person round trip) and than a taxi to another city with a nice beach and a few restaurants (which we did and enjoined very much). We came with a 3 year old child and this resort is absolutely not suitable for children of any age! this resort is a simple senior citizen house . average age was 65+. they come to golf and get drunk at night. After 5 pm its absolutely nothing to do there. No entertainment but a piano and a guitar player ( 3 days a week) and a small place to gather together. imagine you kids watching old folks getting drunk day after day after day ( we came for 2 weeks stay). It was only one restaurant open for breakfast with limited food and line ups for eggs preparation stations, no fresh vegetables at all. People where coming and living with out even testing the food (some were calling the food a vomit right at the front of a manager). At lunch time it was a different bar open near the pool with limited food as well (even thou you can order its still a fast food ). and out of 2 restaurants a la carte one is not allowing children under age of 12 to enter it at all and the other one is on the open terrace with a lot of wind and we had to put blankets over it was so cold!!
There is a marina there but so what? do you want to spend your vacation watching the yachts all your vacation?
the resort is located so that after 1 pm shadow is every where! No grounds to walk around at all either!
And yes! the major for us-all rooms stink! Mold stink is everywhere! we had to change the rooms 3 times and the smell was even in most expensive room ($1500 a week). My wife was sneezing all the time! Our clothing still stink even after we have come back home to Vancouver. The "old people house "smell if you know what I'm talking about!
After 3 days of stay we've demanded to be transferred to another hotel and were granted the transfer to Blue Bay Los Angeles Locos. Had to pay additional $200 charge by Airtransat but that was a different story.
- Also Known As:
- Wyndham Manzanillo
- Manzanillo Wyndham
- Isla Navidad
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The luxurious Wyndham Grand Isla Navidad Resort is set beachfront on a dramatic 1,200-acre estate with lush coastal hillsides and acres of coconut palms, just 35 minutes north of Manzanillo’s International Airport. This Spanish-style resort reflects the culture of Old Mexico with its refined architecture, fountains and gardens. The hotel offers 199 elegantly appointed rooms and suites featuring hand carved wood furnishings, tile floors, art treasures and marble baths. Guests can enjoy three swimming pools, exceptional restaurants, spectacular 27-hole Gold Medal golf course, tennis and a full-service spa in a tranquil and inviting setting. ... more less
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